Category Archives for "Autism Solutions"

Articles for parents and/carers that focus on ways to help make positive change; can include advice on finding answers to issues that affect people with autism, such as ways to master skills, ways to cope and handle certain situations.

Easily Teach Your Child with Autism How to Ride a Bike

Easily Teach Your Child with Autism How to Ride a Bike https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teaching-autism-child-ride-bike

Look Ma! I’m Riding! Bike riding is an important physical and social milestone for all kids to master. Our kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can learn too. My son has severe autism and is nonverbal. When he was eight years old, he mastered riding a bicycle in two weeks.  We taught the “preliminary” skills […]

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Important Ways Storytelling Can Benefit Kids with Autism

Important Ways Storytelling Can Benefit Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-storytelling-can-benefit-autism-kids

Storytelling is at the core of the human experience.  Personal stories are what ground us; they give us a sense of purpose and identity. Storytelling helps children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) master language skills, improve listening skills, increase attention span, develop curiosity and creativity, and better understand nonverbal communication.[1] Storytelling is both an inbred […]

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Top Advice for Surviving Plane Travel With Your Autistic Child

Top Advice for Surviving Plane Travel With Your Autistic Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/advice-successful-plane-travel/

It was not going to be an easy journey seated next to a tired, overstimulated child who needed constant reassurance and who repetitively pushed buttons, opened and closed tray tables, was anxious about flying, and didn’t like crowds. The problems began when we boarded the plane and realized we had been seated in a different […]

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10 Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles For People with Special Needs

10 Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles For People with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/benefits-of-jigsaw-puzzles

I am the mother of a beautiful daughter who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and by sheer coincidence, I own a puzzle company.  I clearly remember the light bulb moment when I was working on my hobby, which is jigsaw puzzles, and my daughter came over to the table where I was assembling the pieces […]

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Simple Ways Video Self-Modeling Can Help Your ASD Child

Simple Ways Video Self-Modeling Can Help Your ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/video-self-modeling-helps-asd/

Are you concerned that your child’s challenging behaviors are unchangeable? Are you worried there’s no way to teach your pre-verbal child? Do you have sleepless nights wondering if your child will ever socialize with peers? This may surprise you, but there’s a technique called video self-modeling that works through all of the challenges listed above […]

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Free Expert Incentive Charts Can Boost Behavioral Change

Free Expert Incentive Charts Can Boost Behavioral Change https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/boost-behavioral-change/

Most of us are familiar with reward or incentive charts. Maybe we first came across them as a child, hoping to receive a star for our chart on the kitchen fridge. Or perhaps we learned about them when studying to be a teacher. Whether you call them sticker charts, star charts, or behavior modification or […]

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How to Take Charge of Your Child’s ASD Treatment Now

It was an ordinary weekday morning in September.  I was sitting at the kitchen counter working on an assignment for one of my graduate school classes when the phone rang.  The caller ID told me it was someone from my son Alexander’s school, and my mind immediately began to race. Was there a problem? What […]

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Best Ways to Integrate Tech and Gadget-Like Toys with Autism

They don’t make toys like they used to. It’s not uncommon to still see the dolls and action figures of yesteryear, but as we have progressed scientifically and experienced innovative breakthroughs across technologies, toys today are more than that. They’re interactive companions, sometimes designed from a pure entertainment perspective. And, more often than not, they […]

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Exciting Ways Sound and Music Can Help Your Child’s Development

Exciting Ways Sound and Music Can Help Your Child's Development sound-music-for-childs-development

Autism is a wide, all-encompassing term that covers a variety of conditions, most of which include a difficulty in connecting with others through communication and relationship skills.  First diagnosed in 1943 by the pioneering psychiatrist Leo Kanner, autism has been studied for over half a century, with researchers continuously discovering new methods to help care […]

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